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Jehovah's Witnesses Must Pay $21M in Molestation

Church kept member's history of abuse secret

(Newser) - A California jury says the Jehovah's Witnesses must shoulder part of the blame for the alleged molestation of a girl by one of its members. The jury's verdict orders the religious group to pay a record $21 million in punitive damages to the victim, now 26, reports MSNBC... More »

Neb. City Suspends Law That Bans Renting to Illegals

Fremont law on hold until court challenges resolved

(Newser) - A law banning residents from hiring or renting property to illegal immigrants has been suspended by the city council of Fremont, Neb., days before it was to take effect. Council members voted 8-0 to suspend the controversial, voter-approved law until lawsuits challenging it are resolved, to save the city money... More »

Nebraska Town Bans Renting to Illegals

Fremont passes tough new immigration law

(Newser) - Residents of Fremont, Nebraska have voted for a law aimed at driving illegal immigrants out of town. The law, which bans hiring or renting property to illegal immigrants, passed a referendum of the town's 25,000 people 57% to 43%. The ACLU has promised an immediate challenge to the law,... More »

Nebraska Town Votes on Tough Immigration Law

Ballot measure would ban employing or renting to illegals

(Newser) - Angered by an influx of Hispanic workers drawn by jobs at local meatpacking plants, voters in the eastern Nebraska city of Fremont will decide today whether to ban hiring or renting property to illegal immigrants.The vote will be the culmination of a two-year fight that saw proponents collect enough... More »

Live on the California Air: Upstart Afghans

Shoestring budget aside, Noor TV's moguls lift off

(Newser) - An estimated half a million Americans have tuned into Afghan-only Noor TV since its launch about a month ago. That it was started by three 20-something brothers who shrugged off market research and dodged politics hasn’t killed the buzz yet, they claim. But it is running in the red... More »

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